07 August 2012 ARM announces second generation Mali-T600 gpus ARM has announced the second generation of its Mali-T600 gpus aimed at improving user experience in smartphones, tablets and smart tvs. The company says the series features a 50% performance increase over the previous generation and is the first to include ARM's Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) technique. Based on the Mali Midgard architecture, the series comprises three gpus: the T624 and T628 which are designed to target smartphones and smart tvs, and the T678 which is optimised for the growing tablet market. GPU compute enables greater control when balancing tasks between the cpu and gpu, allowing performance of the right task by the most efficient architecture. "People expect higher standards of visual computing on their smartphones, tablets and smart tvs with seamless access to their digital world and personal content," said Pete Hutton, general manager of the media processing division at ARM. "GPU compute enables this as it increases the range of functions mobile devices can perform within the available battery life." Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.arm.com Companies ARM Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.